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My tax affairs are relatively simple but there is a significant difference between the calculated refund in the lodgement form and the figure in the last assessment notice (medicare and other obligations have been considered) which i cant work out. I have been through the lodgement information provided (all pre-filled except work expenses and donations) and am certain it is complete and correct. I want to find out why there is a difference, but dont neccessarily want to go down the "dispute resolution" path as it is probabaly a misunderstanding on my part - but this appears to be the only vehicle offered by the ATO - any suggestions?
I would suggest using the income tax estimator that includes medicare levy, HELP debt etc as options.
This is found on https://www.ato.gov.au/Calculators-and-tools/Income-tax-estimator/ and is usually quite accurate.
Alternatively, once your refund/payable has been processed, you will receive a statement that provides a break down of your tax and other liabilities in your mygov inbox.
Thanks for your suggestion, but have already looked at this - have tried a couple of calculators and they all come up with the same figure - which is more the $500 above the amount reimbused. Will try the approach suggested by the other respondent.